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“If you love Dallas, the TV show ... Then you'll love Southfork Ranch” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Southfork Ranch

Southfork Ranch
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Parker
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: View memorabilia from the television series Dallas at "J.R.'s" home.
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“If you love Dallas, the TV show ... Then you'll love Southfork Ranch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2014

There are no shuttles to this ranch, so if you are a tourist without a car then the train is your best bet. From downtown Dallas, catch the red line DART train towards Parker Road and exit at Downtown Plano station. Call a taxi to get to the ranch. It's about 15min / $20 Fare.

Take the $16.09 tour of the ranch and house. Be warned though, don't expect to see the inside of the house to be like what you see on the show. This is filmed on a set in California. However, all the scenes filmed outside are definitely at the ranch itself. You can walk around the ranch yourself take as many photos as you like.

The gift shop is great, though nothing with JRs infamous logo on it. Don't forget to visit JR's grave site at the ranch as used on the show.

Visited May 2014
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“Worth a visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

I recently visited the southfork ranch as part of a city tour of Dallas. I was fairly young when the original series was on tv but I still remember it pretty well and knew enough about it to make the tour worthwhile. It started off in a room with everyone together with an overview of the tv show past and present which was given by a very dallas enthusiastic woman who knew it all inside out! After that we were basically given free time to wander around the house and outdoors around the ranch to take photos. There's a museum type area with all the history on the walls as well as a couple of gift shops with quite nice, more sophisticated gifts than the usual touristy rubbish and there are a couple of cafés as well. It doesn't take too long to see around and everything is a bit smaller than what you would imagine but it's worthwhile doing, particularly if you are a fan of the show!

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Norfolk, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“A "Dallas" fan must-see!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2014

As a fan of the original show, Dallas, and the current, this was an awesome attraction. You can actually tour the inside of the house and the grounds. From the outside it is just what you see on opening of the show but it is much smaller in real life. The inside of the house is not from the show but the rooms are set-up to mimic rooms on the show with memorabilia. Great attraction and I am pleased they open it to the public.

Visited July 2013
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Warner Robins, Georgia
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“Great for a true fan of the show”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

This was a great adventure for any fan of the show. We took the tour and horse back riding tour. Our guide was great. Everyone made us feel very welcome.

Visited May 2014
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Warner Robins, Georgia
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“Awesome place to check out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

If you have any interest in the show what so ever, there is no way you can miss this place! Take the horse tour if you have the chance. Super sweet horses and adds to the wonderful experience! Don't forget to take a camera!

Visited May 2014
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